Strictly 2020 – Week 1
Dave Arch with his Orchestra & Singers play the music for the dancers; this allows for the time-signature and tempo to be modified to suit the specific dance style. The names in brackets below are the original artists with whom the tune is associated but the version by them may not be a good choice for your own dancing. The following is a guide to the best original artist versions from Week 1 for specific dance styles.Continue reading →
Strictly Come Dancing 2015; Week 2 – Music
Check out the recorded versions available for two of the three waltzes danced in Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 – the rhythm and tempo are perfect for dancing a Slow Waltz:-Continue reading →
Strictly Come Dancing 2015; Week 1 (Saturday) – Music
Comments on the music played during the second part of Strictly Come Dancing Show Week 1:-
Jamelia and Tristan McManus – Waltz to ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’. The original by Aretha Franklin (45bpm)* has the rhythm and tempo for a Fast Waltz. Cover versions have been recorded by a number of artists, some of which have a Waltz rhythm but are also a little fast including The Commitments (45bpm) and Martina McBride (41bpm). The version recorded by Elkie Brooks (34bpm) has both the rhythm and tempo more appropriate for a Slow Waltz
Strictly Come Dancing 2015; Week 1 (Friday) – Music
Here’s a short review of the music played during the first part of this week’s Strictly Come Dancing Show.
Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse – Jive to ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’. The rhythm and tempo of the original by Wham! (41bpm)* make it a great choice for a jive.